Jul 13

Blackpool Bargain second hand goods up for grabs


Blackpool residents are being reminded that they can pick up a host of bargain buys this summer.

Refurbished washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers and even computers are all available to purchase from as little as £65 at Blackpool Council’s Re-use shop.

The Re-use store is based on the upper level of the tip at Bristol Avenue and sells a large variety of second-hand items at knockdown prices.

As well as recycled white goods, sets of golf clubs, books, musical instruments and furniture are all available to buy from the store, which is open six days a week, Friday to Wednesday, between 10am and 3.45pm.


Each of the products has been diverted from landfill and repaired, refurbished and tested, ready to sell on.

The money raised in the store goes towards improving recycling services across Blackpool, while a large donation is donated to the Mayor’s Charity.

Cllr Christine Wright, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for promoting the re-use store, said: “It’s no secret that the council’s services are under a lot of pressure due to cuts in our grant from central government.

“So when residents come and buy products from the re-use store, not only are they getting a fantastic bargain but they are also helping to improve re-use and recycling in Blackpool.

“So far the store has proved really popular, however we need people to continue to visit to keep it open. Not only are the items cheaper to buy but there are some real treasures to be found for those people keen to hunt out a bargain.

“All the money spent in the shop is reinvested back in to the community, either by keeping our popular recycling initiatives like Rover running or by helping to train and keep local people in work.”

If you want to buy anything from the re-use store or the electrical workshop, visit the tip on Bristol Avenue or call the office on 476317.